It鈥檚 a pretty monumental day for everyone here at Brit + Co. We鈥檝e been counting down the months, weeks and days for almost a year now. Today our very first book,聽Homemakers,聽officially hits online and offline bookstores everywhere. To celebrate, I hopped on a plane (with a perfectly packed carry-on, of course) and jetted over to the Today Show to talk with the folks there about why I wrote this book and to share four DIY project sneak peeks as well! Head to聽Today.com聽for the full story, and scroll on to see a sampling of projects you鈥檒l find in our book.


Before we get to the projects, a little more about聽Homemakers聽straight from the now-totally-real back cover.

The rules of homemaking have radically changed.聽Today鈥檚 generation is聽digitally connected 24/7 and often more focused on climbing the career ladder at the聽office than the stepladder at home.

But the home 鈥渕aker鈥 evolution has just begun. Thanks to advances in technology,聽tomorrow鈥檚 men and women will find themselves using new gadgets and apps to cook,聽clean, decorate and even manufacture everything from decor to clothing, from right聽inside their homes.

In Homemakers, Brit Morin, founder of the wildly popular lifestyle brand, app, and聽website Brit + Co, reimagines homemaking for the twenty-first century, making聽it as simple as possible to go from amateur to pro with easy charts, tips, recipes,聽DIY projects and tech shortcuts. Simple, beautiful and stylish, it offers the digital聽generation a wealth of innovative ideas and how-tos for a more creative life.

Now, on to the projects at hand.


1. Etched Glass Pitchers: How cool are these? And I made them myself, for real. With a jar of etching cream and a few stencils or painter鈥檚 tape, you can customize any piece of glass you like, from pitchers to tumblers to your window. For this project, we created a pitcher that says PUNCH, a couple carafes adorned with triangle patterns and a striped decanter.


2. Colorful Table Runners: Finding table linens that you love can be a drag. There are either way too many options or none that quite fit. So, make them yourself. If you鈥檙e handy with a sewing machine, you can buy cotton fabric and sew your own plain white runner. Otherwise, it鈥檚 fairly easy to find one on Amazon or at Target. From there, use painter鈥檚 tape to create your own designs and paint using fabric paint. Done and done.


3.聽Typographic Bookend Planters: Along with聽the gadget-charging nightstand, this is one of my favorite projects in the book. I mean, who doesn鈥檛 love a two-in-one? To create your own bookend planters, you can use concrete (as in the ones you see above) or air dry clay. Simply create a sturdy vessel using the material of your choice, then use vinyl stickers to add a message. Spray paint the planters, let dry and remove the letters to reveal your message. Add in a few fresh stems or plant a succulent, and you鈥檒l have the liveliest bookends around ;)


4. Jewelry Organizer:聽If you鈥檙e like most women, you have a lot of jewelry and nowhere to put it. Keep all聽of your beautiful baubles on display with this easy organizer. Just buy or find old drawer pulls and聽knobs, spray paint them a bold color, then drill into a flat wooden board. Attach to your wall and you鈥檙e all set.

Of course, those are just four out of dozens upon dozens of projects that you鈥檝e yet to get your hands on!

We can鈥檛 wait for you to see our book in person. Be sure to聽order Homemakers聽for over 1,000 tips and tricks for living more creatively, inside and outside the home.